Frontal Lobe Injuries
The frontal lobe of the brain is located at the front of the brain. The frontal lobes are extremely vulnerable to injury. The frontal lobes are the most common region of injury following mild to moderate traumatic brain injury.
The frontal lobes are extremely vulnerable to injury.
They are associated with emotional control and ones personality. It is closely associated with reasoning, motor skills, higher level cognition, and expressive language.
Frontal Lobe Trauma Can Have a Wide Range of Outcomes
The frontal lobe receives information from various lobes of the brain and to carry out body movements. Frontal lobe trauma can cause a wide variety of changes in sexual habits, socialization, and attention as well as increased risk-taking. Frontal lobe injuries can affect motor function which may be characterized by loss of fine movements and strength of the arms, hands and fingers. Frontal lobe injuries can affect IQ. Frontal lobe injuries are also associated with thinking and problem solving abilities.
Frontal Lobe Injury and the Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (Mild TBI)
Perhaps the most common frontal lobe injury, and also the most difficult to prove, is the mild traumatic brain injury (mild TBI). Though characterize as mild TBI, this frontal lobe injury is characterized by a dramatic change in social behavior. People with mild TBI of the frontal lobe can exhibit pronounced changes in personality after the injury though they may otherwise appear “normal”. These are among the most difficult cases because of the appearance of the victim. Loved ones are usually the most helpful in helping others including medical providers, employers and friends understand how serious of an impact the mild TBI has had.
Proving which area of the Brain is Injured is Critical to Winning a Brain Injury Case
Frontal lobe injuries are among the most common and devastating of brain injuries. For the victims of this type of injury there is no “mild” form of this injury. A lawyer handling this type of case must have the background and resources available to prove a frontal lobe injury. Proving this type of injury requires an understanding of specific brain anatomy and how the injury to the frontal lobe will affect the rest of the patient’s life.
These cases require a variety of experts working together to help the patient obtain justice. The DiCello Law Firm’s lawyers and expert team will evaluate your case thoroughly and explore all potential sources of recovery.